Review of iZombie

60 minutes

A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
by UnknownfearContributor
Mar 18, 2015 2:05AM EDT

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Izombie is what we have been waiting for -- for a long time. For fans of Tru Calling, since 2005, and for fans of Pushing Daisies, since 2009. Izombie brings to life once again the phenomenal premise made popular by those two earlier series -- and its writing could not be any better.

Izombie, based off a comic series by the same title follows the life of Liv (Rose McIver), a promising med-student whose life ends when she is scratched on a boat party during a spontaneous and isolated zombie outbreak.

Having escaped with her life, or, some of it -- Liv lives (pun not intended) on, masquerading her suspended status from her friends and family. She takes up a job as a Mortician to try and learn as much as she can about her condition.

While hiding out and working as a mortician, liv inadvertently becomes involved in a case regarding a Jane Doe that was just brought in. She discovers for the first time since the incident that she might have something to offer and to live for after all.

Its too early to tell if Izombie will be procedural or serial, but I'm getting the sense that it will follow a case-per-week format with serialized elements as she uncovers the truth about the virus.

I hope you enjoy the pilot as much as I did. It was possibly the best pilot I've seen since Person of Interest.


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